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LOT 1227 Scarce U.S. Harpers Ferry Hall Model 1836 Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine with Ramrod Bayonet - NSN,
64 cal., 23 inch round bbl., brown/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Approximately 2,020 Harpers Ferry Model 1836 Hall carbines were manufactured c. 1837-1840. The Model 1833 and 1836 carbines are historically important in being the first percussion arms adopted by the U.S. military. The ramrod
bayonet was first experimented on the Model 1833 and 1836 Hall carbines, and was later revived on the Springfield Model 1880 and 1888 Trapdoor rifles, then again on
the early Model 1903 rifles. These carbines were used by the 2nd U.S. Dragoons during the Seminole Wars in Florida in which they were exposed to harsh conditions,
contributing to their scarcity today. Though largely overshadowed by other 19th century conflicts, the fight against the Seminoles was the longest and most expensive Indian war in U.S. history. Marked “J. H. HALL/US/1839” on the breech block with most of the standard markings and features including a triangular sliding ramrod bayonet, .64 caliber smooth bore, offset blade front sight and V notch rear sight, and a sling ring mounted at the left of the wrist. CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% original brown finish on the barrel with the remaining browned components cleaned to a bright, smooth gray and brown patina with traces of dark oil quenched casehardened finish on the breech block and hammer, scattered freckling overall and sharp markings on the breech block. The stock is also fine, with scattered scratches and dents, and some chips along the otherwise defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 1228
Rare Rifled Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1840 Type I Hall Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 52 cal., 21 inch round bbl., brown/
casehardened finish, walnut stock. This is one of only approximately 500 Model 1840 Type I carbines manufactured by Simeon North i n
1840 under contract with the U.S. Government based on John H. Hall’s patented breech loading design. North is easily one of the most important gunmakers of the early republic
and manufactured U.S. martial arms from 1799 until his death in 1852. This rare Model 1840 Type I Hall carbine features an “L” shaped elbow breech lever mounted on the trigger plate, unlike the “fishtail” lever on the subsequent Type II carbines. The vast majority of the already rare Model 1840 Type I carbines were smoothbore. Original rifled Type I’s like this one are known and especially
desirable but rarely come available. Fixed blade front sight and V notch rear sight. Faint oval script inspection cartouches marked on both stock flats. Markings no longer visible on the breech block. A sling ring is fitted near the end of the trigger guard tang. “40” carved in the left of the buttstock. CONDITION: Fair, with the brown finished surfaces turned to mostly a smooth gray patina with scattered mild pitting, and half of the old refinished case colors visible on the breech block with absent markings and mild pitting. Modern replacement percussion nipple. The refinished stock is also fair, with numerous chips, cracks, scratches and dents, a reglued cracked section on top behind the frame, and visible cartouches. The breech block does not fully close, although the hammer does drop. Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 1229
Scarce U.S. Simeon North
Model 1840 Type II “Fishtail” Hall Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 52
cal., 21 inch round bbl., brown/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Simeon North was one of the most influential arms makers of the early republic beginning with manufacturing the first U.S. martial pistol, the North & Cheney Model 1799, and finally ending with the Model 1843 Hall carbines right up to
his death in 1852. He was influential in developing the first milling machines and establishing truly interchangeable parts on U.S. martial arms. He manufactured 6,501 of these Model 1840 Hall carbines in 1840-1843. 6,001 of them were the standard Type II with the distinctive “fishtail” shaped breech lever. The vast majority of these were smoothbore, and some were
later bored out to larger calibers or rifled. This 1840 dated example remains in .52 caliber with its original smooth bore. It has standard sights and markings. Inspection initials “EB” marked on left of the breech, “U.S/S.NORTH/MIDLtn/CONN/1840” marked on top of the breech block. CONDITION: Good with gray and brown patina, extensive pitting visible around the breech, scattered deep dents on barrel and top of breech block, and legible breech block markings. Modern replacement percussion nipple. The re-oiled stock is also good, with scattered light scratches and dents, various filled in repairs visible, and three circular punch dots marked ahead of the buttplate tang. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1230
Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1847 Percussion Cavalry Saddle Ring Musketoon - NSN, 69 cal., 26 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Approximately 5,802 Model 1847 cavalry musketoons were manufactured c. 1848-1859. These musketoons were used by the army in conflicts with Native Americans in the 1850s and during the Civil War. This musketoon is of the standard cavalry configuration with the ramrod retention swivel and a saddle bar and ring on the left side. “1848” dated lock and “1853” (faint) dated barrel tang.
CONDITION: Good with a heavy brown patina on the barrel, mild flash pitting, a removed front sight post with file marks visible, with gray and brown patina on the lock. Stock is very good as sanded and re-oiled, with a professionally spliced replacement forend, some scattered light scratches and handling marks, a few small cracks, and a visible cartouche. Mechanically excellent. Professionally made reproduction ramrod, ramrod retention swivel assembly, barrel bands, sling bar and sling ring. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500

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